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Leonie Barrie joined just-style as managing editor 14 years ago, and during that time has been instrumental in steering the site's editorial content and direction. Under her leadership, just-style has raised its profile internationally, and today boasts a team of contributors around the world who provide a unique blend of up-to-the-minute news, research and analysis on the apparel and footwear industry and its supply chain.
An experienced business journalist with a background in fashion and textiles, Leonie has written extensively about global sourcing and production, technology, emerging markets, as well as retail, brand and marketing strategies. She has also interviewed industry leaders across the globe. As managing editor Leonie has travelled around the world to gain first-hand experience of the industry in various countries, and continues to deliver keynote speeches, chair roundtable and panel sessions at conferences, and write about the international apparel industry and the challenges and opportunities it faces.
Columns by Leonie Barrie
just-style editor Leonie Barrie shares her thoughts on some of the top stories in the news.
Articles by Leonie Barrie
The apparel industry has to get faster if it is to remain competitive – and relevant – in a rapidly changing environment, according to Ed Gribbin, president at size and fit specialist Alvanon. Speaking at last week's 'Fashion Fit For The Future' event, he set out some strategies and tactics for speed.
Sri Lankan apparel and fabrics conglomerate MAS Holdings has shared with just-style a number of recent steps that have been taken across the business as part of its growing commitment to sustainability.
Lenzing’s new closed-loop Tencel fibre based on waste cotton fabrics is to be used by outdoor clothing brand and retailer Patagonia, with the first products set to launch next spring.
The Indian government has approved a policy announced earlier this year that allows fixed-term employment in the country’s apparel manufacturing sector.
Another trade show highlighting the potential benefits of Africa as a sourcing destination for apparel and textiles is taking place in November.
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) will weigh more heavily on UK clothing retailers than their European counterparts, new research suggests, as they could find it hard to pass on cost increases resulting from the post-Brexit fall in the pound.
Bangladesh’s National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) has kicked off a new campaign calling for higher wages for the country’s garment workers.
The latest annual update on the efforts of 137 countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labour notes that 21 countries still use children in cotton and garment production.
The European Commission (EC) has re-imposed anti-dumping duty on leather footwear from three suppliers in China and Vietnam.
Stakeholders working to improve workers’ rights in Myanmar have praised ongoing progress on labour reforms in the country, and set out their future goals.
- Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness?
- Digitisation to drive new apparel-making models
- Under Armour Lighthouse will disrupt production
- Fashion fit for the future – strategies for speed
- How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game
- Marks & Spencer top for modern slavery reporting
- MAS Holdings shares commitment to sustainability
- Gap to shutter all UK Banana Republic stores
- M&S "unappealing" clothing a barrier to growth
- Modern Slavery Act boosts supply chain engagement
- Africa-Med strategic sourcing review – comparing East Africa, North Africa and Turkey
- REPORT BUNDLE: Africa-Med, Southeast Asia and Central America strategic sourcing pack
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- Apparel (GLOBAL) - Industry Report
- Global Sports and Fitness Wear Market 2016-2020